Amateur photographer Steve Biro was shooting at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario last week when he managed to capture this remarkable photo of a bald eagle flying straight at him with a perfectly symmetrical reflection in the water below.
When the conservancy brought out the eagle named Bruce this year, Biro got down low on a large rock at the water’s edge, hoping to capture a reflection on the fairly calm surface.
“He flew across the pond several times and was not happy with where I was, which turned out good for me as he was staring right at me quite a bit!” Biro tells PetaPixel. “He also was flying close enough to my head for me to feel the breeze from his wings, but I was determined to keep shooting.”
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“I have many wonderful images from the visit but loved the symmetry of this one in particular,” the photographer says. “And the way he is staring right through me and looking mean and powerful just blew me away.”
Biro was shooting with a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100mm L macro lens, and this particular shot was captured at f/7.1, 1/2000s, and ISO 2500.
You can find more of Biro’s work on his Instagram.